address stamp DIY

5.jpgNow that I am not operating under the Hello, Scarlett Store anymore, and my new store has a permanent address, I figured that it was time to have some stamps made. Maybe it’s the library worker in me, or maybe it’s just a weird fascination, but I love stamps. I’ve been collecting them for a few years now, and with any order that I mail out to my customers, I use no less than 6 different stamps. I think that maybe it’s why I often get reviews of ‘packed with care’ or ‘beautifully wrapped’. I feel they just add so much uniqueness.

Making your own address stamp is really quiet easy, albeit extremely time consuming. In the time that it took me to find the appropriate stamps, bring them back to my store, separate them, rearrange them, figure out their placement, and glue them back together, it took around a total of 4 hours. I could have just purchased a self-inking stamp from Staples where you input your name and address, but where’s the fun in that? Plus, it would have prevented me from making a cool little logo.

Here are the steps in stamp making 101.

2.jpg1. Purchase enough letters for your name and address. The smaller the type, the better. I got mine from Michael’s, as each little set was only $1. I needed 9 complete boxes of fonts and 1 box of numbers.

3.jpg2. Arrange the fonts and numbers to spell out what you’d like your stamp to say. Get creative, but also try to keep them relatively the same size.

3. Using a hot glue gun, begin to form rows with the stamps.

4.jpg4. After your rows have dried, glue each one together using either left or centre alignment.

1.jpg5. Voila! Now find some blank sheets of paper or envelopes and start mailing your loved ones! After all, it’s so much more exciting to receive a letter over an email.

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Emory

have you seen haveheart

IMG_10.jpgHappy Monday, guys! How was your weekend? Did you get up to any 4th of July related activities? Mine was filled with working and taking an impromptu road trip with my husband. For a girl who normally prefers winter over summer months, I am loving how much easier and more fun it is to travel when there is not six feet of snow on the ground! I kind of don’t want the nice weather to go away, ever.

This month HaveHeart Magazine published a DIY of mine that is really great for the summertime. Most of you have seen it already, but here is the link again. Reclaimed wood, plants, dirt, moss, and chicken wire? A plant and sun enthusiast’s haven!

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Emory

New Years Eve – Wire Crown DIY

IMG.jpgWire Crown:

Wire

Wire cutters

IMG_1.jpgStretch the wire to about the length of your arm, then double it.

IMG_2.jpgCut the wire from the rest of the roll. Cut that piece of wire in half.

IMG_3.jpgUse one half of the wire to form the base of a crown. Use the cutters to twist the ends around the crown.

IMG_5.jpg IMG_4.jpgWith the other half of the wire, use the cutters to twist one end around the base of your crown.

IMG_6.jpgStart to form triangles with the wire. Do one at a time and be sure to wrap each end around the crown before beginning the next triangle. Make as many as you can. (Optional- cut another piece of wire in order to add a chin strap.)

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Many of the blogs that I follow show pictures of these whimsical wire crowns. Since they are so simple to make, I was debating whether or not to even post this DIY. However, given that New Years Eve is just days away, I thought that this was probably the only time that I could get away with it! It is, after all, the perfect craft to make for yourself and friends on this festive night. I know that I will definitely be making more if we end up being the hosts of a party. :-)))

Have a wonderful weekend! 

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Make Your Own: Farm Butter Dish.

IMG_.jpgIMG_2.jpg IMG_3.jpgIMG_4.jpgFarm Butter Dish:

Butter dish (glass or plastic)

Small plastic farm animal

Spray paint

Crazy glue

Painter’s tape

IMG_5.jpgTape off inside of butter dish. Spray paint plastic animal and butter dish. Let dry before applying additional coats. 

Once everything is completely dry, apply glue to the bottom side of the plastic animal. Carefully place onto top side of butter dish.

IMG_6.jpgIMG_7.jpgIMG_8.jpgI came across this DIY when leafing through my Instacraft book that I had recently won. As soon as I saw it I knew that I would be recreating it. I bought an inexpensive butter dish last year that I never ended up using, and knew that it would work perfect for this project. The only item that I was missing was a toy animal, but that was easy enough to find at Michael’s.

The author chose white spray paint for her butter dish, and I really wanted to try a different colour. Because we had an abundance of silver spray paint, and our kitchen is mostly black, grey, white, and silver, I thought that it would be a good choice. This is such a straightforward project that I think that any hue would look good. It would also make an awesome gift for anyone who collects cute kitchen items!

Have a wonderful week!! :-)))

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Make Your Own Snow Globe.

PHOTO.jpgAlthough Christmastime isn’t solely about gifts, I know that in North America, they do play an integral role. Gift-giving can get incredibly expensive, incredibly fast. This only adds to a person’s stress level at Christmas. My solution? To make your own gifts! I’m not implying that you should make all of them, but there is usually a certain someone (or two) who would cherish a handmade rather than store-bought present.

IMG_2.jpgAll that you will need for this snow globe is:

A jar

Twine/ribbon/string

Some sort of lovely trinket/photograph

Sparkles

Water (optional)

IMG_3.jpgSo if your family is as big as mine, or even if it isn’t, or if you’d like to do something a little different for Secret Santa this year, why not make your own gift? (And then post a link in the ‘Hello Comments’ below!)

Next week I will have another Make Your Own … This time, for the food enthusiasts in your family!

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  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to three (two on earth and one in heaven). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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